DigiTimes believes that Apple will release the 10.2-inch iPad towards the end of the third quarter. This possibly means that Apple could unveil this tablet alongside the iPhone 11 lineup at its September event.
Apple usually reserves its September event for iPhone and Apple Watch. However, since the iPhone lineup is going to see a minor refresh this year, it is possible that Apple could launch the 10.2-inch iPad alongside it.
As to sizes, 10.x-inch tablets will continue to dominate the market. Apple is set to release 10.2-inch new iPads in late third quarter
The 10.2-inch iPad is expected to replace the aging 9.7-inch iPad which was last refreshed in 2018. Since the screen size would be bumped to 10.2-inches, Apple will reduce the bezels as it has done with its iPad Pro lineup.
The 9.7-inch iPad starts from $329 and Apple will likely try to retain the same price tag. This means that internal upgrades are going to be modest in nature and we could be looking at an A11 or A12 Bionic chip powering the tablet.
Apple tends to launch new iPads in October or in March. But with 10.2-inch iPad getting a minor update, it is possible that Apple could end up skipping the October event entirely and simply talk about it in brief at its September iPhone event.
Are you looking forward to Apple launching a 10.2-inch iPad? The company has already unveiled a 10.5-inch iPad Air earlier this year.